New York City is host to MoCCA over the 9th and 10th of April, boasting some fabulous guests such as Peter Bagge, Nick Bertozzi, Jules Feiffer, Pascal Girard, Dean Haspiel, Ben Katchor, Chip Kidd, Michael Kupperman, Gahan Wilson, Adrian Tomine, Bill Plympton, Jessica Abel, Kate Beaton and many more, alongside some our favourite publishers like Top Shelf, Drawn & Quarterly, First Second, Fantagraphics and more. It isn’t just North American creators and publishers though, there’s a good contingent of the British Indy comics mob heading over to NYC to indulge in some sequential art fun and score as many oversized bagels as they can cram into their tummies.
(artwork for the 2011 MoCCA by the great Peter Kuper)
Who’s going? A whole bunch of great comics folks who’ll be familiar to readers of the blog: Cliodhna Lyons, Ellen Linder, Sarah McIntyre, Darryl Cunningham and Accent UK’s Colin Mathieson and Dave West will be flying the flag and raising the bunting in their own British ‘Aisles’ corner at tables K10 to K12. Colin, who was kind enough to tip us off to which members of the Brit comics pack were NYC bound, also tells us that this will be the first time some of these creators will have sold their latest titles in the US, so MoCCA guests and fellow artists, please do check out their work (which we’ve featured many times right here) and give them a warm NYC welcome.
And since Darryl Cunningham’s going along it is a good time to remind you that he was the recent guest on the excellent Inkstuds podcast, a good, long interview (plus some music, chosen by Darryl), so go and have a listen. And while you are at it browse the site, other recent guests include the brilliant Lorenzo Mattotti as well as an insightful discussion on European comics with Bart Beatty and Fantagraphics’ Kim Thompson, so if you haven’t already then make sure you bookmark Inkstuds, it’s required listening for anyone with an appetite for quality comics.